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    • Computational Aspects of Stackelberg Games 

      Letchford, Joshua (2013)
      Game theory involves the study of how self-interested agents interact in various settings. Perhaps the best-known game theoretic solution concept is that of Nash equilibrium. However, Nash equilibrium makes a number of ...
    • Decision Models for Corporate Sustainability 

      Mendoza, Alvaro (2013)
      This dissertation explores decision problems faced by organizations willing to address or support the incorporation of sustainability aspects on their "business as usual" activities. We study to specific problems. First, ...
    • Electoral Institutions, Party Organizations, and Political Instability 

      Kselman, Daniel Max (2009)
      A majority of formal theoretic research in political science treats political parties as unitary actors, and endows them with decision-making powers not unlike those of strategic individuals. This is true both of most research ...
    • Essays on Dynamic Tournaments 

      Wang, Ruoyu (2017)
      This dissertation studies dynamic tournaments and their economic and managerial implications from two different perspectives. The first half focuses on the optimal timing of information release when a tournament uses a feedback ...
    • Operations of Innovative Business Models 

      Chakraborty, Soudipta (2020)
      The last decade has witnessed the rapid growth of many innovative and disruptive business models. This dissertation identifies a few of the unique inefficiencies and challenges that these new business models bring for small ...
    • The Company that You Keep: When to Buy a Competitor's Keyword 

      Shin, Woo Choel (2010)
      Search advertising refers to the practice where advertisers place their text-based advertisement on the search engine's result page along with the organic search results. With its growing importance, search advertising has ...